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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

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Harriet and Gentleman Jack © The Artist
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom
November 10th, 2011 - February 12th, 2012
Opening: November 10th, 2011 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7321 6620
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm
TAGS:  
portrait, photography
COST:  
Porter Gallery: Tickets £2

DESCRIPTION

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 offers a unique opportunity to see sixty works by some of the most exciting contemporary portrait photographers from around the world.

Through editorial, advertising and fine art images, the entrants have explored a range of themes, styles and approaches to the contemporary photographic portrait, from formal commissioned portraits of public figures to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

This year the competition attracted over 6,000 submissions from 2,506 photographers ranging from gifted amateurs and talented young students to established professionals. The selected works for the exhibition, many of which are on display for the first time, include the five prize-winners and the winner of the ELLE commission.